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Focus Week

You Asked: We deliver! 

Introducing our Focus Week: Assessment Tools & Practices

When we asked "What future topics would you like to see included in our webinar program?", you responded with a unanimous: More on assessment!

After reviewing the feedback from the past 12 months, we unpacked 5 key areas that will address some of your most commonly requested topics.

"Incorporation practical skills observation on online platform"
"Gathering video evidence for assessment"
"Examples of completed mapping matrixes"
"Assessing in the workplace/Using other parties to collect evidence"
"ChatGPT and what that might mean for us"
"Compliant assessment marking/grading"
"Writing scripts for role play and practical/performance based assessing"
"Mapping – how much is enough?"
"Quality assessment tools"
"The objectivity of assessments...there is too much leeway for subjectivity"

Focus Weeks are a dedicated week of learning opportunities (one webinar per day) specifically designed to increase the knowledge and skills of VET practitioners in targeted topics.

This July we are showcasing five content-rich, 90-minute webinars that are focused on a different aspect of Assessment Tools & Practices.

Learn from one of our most highly regarded assessment experts as she shares her knowledge and valued experiences.

Attend one, some or all! The choice is yours.

Coleen Rivas
Managing Director & RTO Consultant
Raspberry Training and Consulting

About our presenter

Coleen has had 20 years of experience in the VET sector. She has owned and managed various RTOs and is an experienced instructional designer and VET professional.

Coleen is passionate about quality vocational education and the delivery of best practice competency assessment.

Click on the title of each webinar title to find out more!


Webinar & Presenter


Monday, 24 July 2023
11.00am - 12.30pm (AEST)
Members: $75.00 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $105.00 (incl. GST)

ChatGPT and AI: Assessment challenges and opportunities


AI is here, and it is changing how we work, and inevitably, how we assess. As a sector, we need to remain current in terms of industry practice, and that will include us being able to graduate learners who have the AI skills to be productive and efficient in the workplace.

Explore a variety of ways we can adjust our assessment methods to address authenticity risks and also incorporate AI as a tool within assessment tasks. We will also look at ways we can use AI in our own practice as trainers and assessors.
Tuesday, 25 July 2023
11.00am - 12.30pm (AEST)
Members: $75.00 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $105.00 (incl. GST)

Simulate to Innovate: Crafting Effective Simulated Assessments 


Often it is impractical for us to assess performance in the workplace. That might be because the skill we need to assess happens rarely in the real world and often we just don’t have access to the workplace, or the employer can’t provide the resources or a safe environment for assessment.

Learn the art of designing reliable, authentic, and effective simulated practical assessments. From creating realistic workplace environments to crafting compelling scenarios, immerse your learners in a world that mirrors real-world situations and tasks.
Wednesday, 26 July 2023
11.00am - 12.30pm (AEST)
Members: $75.00 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $105.00 (incl. GST)

Third-Party Triumph: Reliable and Effective Third-Party Reports


Using third parties to help gather assessment evidence is often used in circumstances where it is not possible to directly observe the learner in the workplace.

Dive in to discover the secrets of developing third-party reports that provide reliable and authentic evidence to support valid assessment decisions. Learn how to select appropriate third-party contributors, create easily understood criteria, and offer clear instructions for learners, third-parties, and assessors.
Thursday, 27 July 2023
11.00am - 12.30pm (AEST)
Members: $75.00 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $105.00 (incl. GST)

Real-World Ready: Flexible and Contextualised Workplace Practical Assessments


Observation of workplace performance is probably the most authentic way to assess a learner’s competence, but it can be tricky to design them in a way that ensures assessment is flexible and contextualised to the workplace and job role.

Delve into the resources required, workplace tasks to be assessed, and the development of clear instructions for both learners and assessors. Empower your VET assessments to provide real-world readiness!
Friday, 28 July 2023
11.00am - 12.30pm (AEST)
Members: $75.00 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $105.00 (incl. GST)

Mastering the Map: Unleash the Power of Assessment Mapping


Assessment mapping is primarily used to demonstrate the validity of an assessment tool. It matches the assessment with the unit of competency and its assessment requirements.Unlock the full potential of assessment mapping and transform your VET practice!

Join our expert-led webinar to discover the secrets of designing and utilising powerful mapping documents. Empower yourself with the knowledge and techniques that will elevate your assessment design and implementation to new heights, ultimately leading to enhanced student outcomes.

All webinar times are shown in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

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